SAFTI FIRST Code Considerations Quarterly
Open, Inviting & Safe - Designing Secure Buildings
Code Considerations #13 December 2014
Dear ,

It’s an unfortunate sign of the times. Increasingly, architects need to incorporate measures to deter, delay and protect people and property from human aggressors. Fortification of buildings once appealed largely to the State Department, the DoD and prisons, but that is no longer the case. Today, interest in built-in security has expanded to schools, offices, local government facilities, courthouses, storefronts, airports, and homes. New glazing and framing systems offer helpful, attractive tools that can meet security, fire protection and energy efficiency needs all at the same time.

Code Considerations is a quarterly publication that focuses on helping designers determine the correct and code-approved application of fire rated glass and framing systems. If this was forwarded to you, please send us your information at dianas@safti.com so we may add you to our distribution list. Thank you!

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The SAFTI FIRST Team


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